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Floods in Southeast Asia: A Health Priority.

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  • Out of all the natural disasters, floods are the most common in both developed and developing countries, accounting for approximately 40% of all natural disasters [1,2]. Flooding has severe implications on human health before, during, and after the onset of a flood. Southeast Asia is a region that is especially prone to frequent and severe natural disasters [3]. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is comprised of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Myanmar [4]. In this manuscript, I discuss why flooding is a problem is Southeast Asia and why I feel flooding warrants attention compared to other problems in the area due to the serious health impactions that arise as a result of flooding. I also explore why flooding warrants attention compared to other health concerns in the region.

  • Date created
    2012
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    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3VM42Z8K
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    Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International
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    • Torti J. (2012). Floods in Southeast Asia: A Health Priority. Journal of Global Health, 2(2), 020304. Doi: 10.7189/jogh.02.020304